Herbal Acne Treatments
Herbal acne treatments have been around for a long time. Herbal acne treatments are powerful and natural. For people who don’t want to take strong acne drugs this is an alternative. One drawback to herbal remedies is that they are slow acting and the results can take up to a month to become visible. Even so, herbal acne home cures are a good addition to whatever other treatments that are being used. The reason herbal acne remedies take time is that these remedies depend on the body’s capacity to metabolize fats and carbohydrates. Herbal remedies cure acne by
encouraging the elimination of acne through the lymphatic system.
There is a class of herbs called “alternative herbs”. These herbs are used for the purpose of cleansing body tissues. They are herbs that help the body with the detoxification process. However, they do not remove the toxins from the body through normal elimination pathways like lungs, kidneys, or colon.
While they are not so popular in western culture, herbal acne remedies have a long history of successfully treating acne problems and they are so harmless that you should at least give them a try. Since most herbal acne remedies work inside the body they do not interfere with conventional topical (applied externally) acne medications.
Natural Herbal Cures & Remedies
Alternative herbs are very mild acting so there is no discomfort in their use. However, since they are mild by nature they take a longer time and consistent use to show results. Despite this the results are better and longer lasting. Additionally, these herbs usually have a beneficial affect on the rest of the body. They can even be used to treat chronic inflammatory conditions.
Some of the alternative herbs include burdock, cleavers, red clover, figwort, poke root, Echinacea, and blue flag. Like most herbal remedies these herbal acne cures work best when a combination of herbs is used. One frequently used and verypopular combination is Echinacea, burdock, blue flag, and yellow dock. Just mix and prepare an infusion using hot water. Drink a cup about three times daily. If you wish to improve the flavor do not add sugar, instead, use honey.
A second combination is dandelion, sarsaparilla, and burdock. Mix them up when they are dry herbs. Prepare an infusion and have 3 cups a day.
A third decent combination for acne is lavender, yarrow, and elder flowers.
Besides these, herbal acne remedies are available for topical use. Take the oil from a tea tree and apply it to the acne-affected area. This oil can be a bit strong so if you have sensitive skin dilute itwith water. Fresh cabbage juice makes another great topical herbal cure for acne. This is also a better choice for people with sensitive skin who cannot stand tea tree oil.
Calendula and chamomile can be used to make a very effective anti-inflammatory skin wash. Prepare an infusion with these two as but instead of drinking it let it cool. Store it in the fridge. When required, dab it onto affected areas.
Minerals like potassium phosphate and magnesium phosphate are also good for the skin. Zinc aids in the prevention of scarring. Vitamin C helps in healing acne lesions as well as acting as an antioxidant.
These are a few natural cures you can try for your acne. Please note that these are natural cures and this post is for informational purposes only. Nothing here should be considered as medical advice.